Ozil interested in Premier League move

The Werder Bremen midfielder has performed superbly in the World Cup, most recently in Germany’s 4-1 demolition of England last Sunday, and it would not be hard to imagine Arsene Wenger, Carlo Ancelotti or Sir Alex Ferguson being keen on signing the 21-year-old ahead of their respective Premier League and Champions League campaigns.

Ozil starred in Werder’s run to the 2009 UEFA Cup final, and has played 144 matches at club level, scoring 18 times for Bremen and former club Schalke.

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Gary Parkinson is a freelance writer, editor, trainer, muso, singer, actor and coach. He spent 14 years at FourFourTwo as the Global Digital Editor and continues to regularly contribute to the magazine and website, including major features on Euro 96, Subbuteo, Robert Maxwell and the inside story of Liverpool's 1990 title win. He is also a Bolton Wanderers fan.